Four Things

How was your weekend? Ours was great! Amanda at Homely One, one of the blogs I read on a regular basis, passed me this blogging game. It is my first time to do this and I was very excited! Here goes the four questions I am supposed to answer with four things.

4 Things That… are usually in my handbag
Above photo shows four things that are usually in my purse. Since I saw an opportunity to do this, here is what I have in my purse.

I carry a headache medicine (it’s not a pain-killer like Tylanol) in my purse as I get a headache sometimes and I need to take care of it before it gets too late. I use my color analysis swatch when I go shopping. My sewing kit came quite handy sometimes. I was surprised to learn that everyone in Jakarta gives away his/her business/name cards. I have so many now that I needed a big case to keep them organized. I carry my eco-bag in case I make a random grocery shopping. I try not to get plastic bags. I like my sushi accessory for my keys although it is meant to be for a cell phone in Japan. I don’t have a place for it on my cell here, so it’s tied to my key holder.

4 Things That… are in my bedroom

4 Things That… I would like to do but never did

Oh goodness. So many…
1. To go to Maldives

2. To go to Bali
Bvlgari Hotels & Resorts Bali 2010, luxorium
image: luxorium

3. To visit Sweden where my favorite stores IKEA and H&M were created and indulge in their designs, culture, food, etc.

4. To master French and work as an interpreter in French

4 Things That… you don’t know about me

1. I worked as a radio personality/interpreter in a small town in Japan called Kumamoto for 6 months.

2. I worked as an interpreter for Mineko Iwasaki just when she was in Austin, Texas for lectures for a couple of days. She is considered the most successful geisha of her generation and was said to be the model for the story “Memoirs of A Geisha”.

3. I almost drowned at a beach in Senegal and ever since then I have fear for the open water although I LOVE to swim.

4. People often think that it is my husband who initiated to do his job and start our nomadic life, but I would say it is the other way around. I suggested him to do what he does today because I thought that he would be great at it. However, it is his will and ability which allows us to have this life style.

I hope this was somewhat interesting to you…

Now it’s time to pass the baton. If they are inclined to do so, I would love to learn more about the following bloggers, but truly no pressure.

Elisa at Croatia
Elaine at Scribblelicious
Marie at ETINCELLE Creative STUDIO
Nina at Stylizimo


  1. says

    Love this post! I found something in common, the last phrase about your initial idea to pursue this nomadic life.
    It took me months to convince my husband that his skills and creativeness will blossom in another land (I took up this Dubai job regardless), and now that he has found his dream job, he’s stuck for a looong time, lol!

    Oh and a HUGE wow to your interpreter job! I read ‘Memoirs of a Geisha’ 2 years ago, I really enjoyed the book much :)

    • says

      Thanks! Good thing your hubby found you! Maybe sometimes guys need a little (or in your case big?) push or input from someone close to them. Life is interesting, isn’t it?

  2. says

    Thanks Kaho .~)
    Very interesting indeed and lovely to learn little things about you that make you truly UNIQUE. I am impressed by the things that are usually in your bag… especially the color swatch. Since I have heard from you about color analysis, I am completely obsessed and I have to get something done if I want to continue to enjoy shopping :)
    Anyway I will work on a post about all 4 things… FUN!

  3. Tjahjono says

    Mosquito reppelent… a thing you have to put on everyday. Last saturday, as my father just got out of the hospital due to dengeu fever, my wife andmy nephew went in due to the same reason (all three of them don’t live near by)… :(

    I hope your whole family are alright… take care…

    • says

      Oh no! I’m sorry to hear that. Dengue scares me especially because I hear it is very common here. So far so good, but it worries me.

  4. says

    WOW Kaho that is awsome for that interpreter job in Austin. I will have to look up this color analysis because now I’m curious! Thanks for the tadbits of info. I always thought it was your hubby’s job that had you traveling, Thanks for the mention. hmmm looking into my purse is going to be a scary thing, LOL.

  5. says

    How fun to read this! :) Nice way to get to know you better!

    Thank you for passing it forward, but since my blog is connected to I don’t want to make it TOO personal. I have therefore said no to these kind of things. I hope you understand.
    But if there is anything you want to know about me, pleace feel free to ask on mail on Facecook :)

    Thank YOU for sharing this though:)

    Hugs, Nina

  6. says

    Thanks for playing along Kaho – I really enjoyed reading your answers and leanring more about you and the things we both have in common. I love how you carry around your colour swatches in your bag – this must be why you choose such stylish clothes that always look amazing on you!! An eco bag is good to carry around too. I’d love to visit Sweden one day to gain some decorating inspiration and I’ve always wished I knew how to speak French. That is really interesting to read baout your previous jobs – Memoirs of a Geisha was a book I couldn’t put down – I found it such an interesting read!! Hope you are having a lovely week my friend xx

  7. says

    Kaho, that’s a really interesting list – particularly the last four, you have done some intriguing things. I would love to go to the Maldives too, and I still haven’t made it to Bali either :(

    • says

      Hi, Abby! Thanks! Since Bali’s not going anywhere, you can go there whenever. I feel urged to go to the Maldives soon because of the prediction that the islands will sink under the water at some point in the future due to the global warming. Let’s hope that it won’t happen…

  8. says

    True! Maybe I should rethink my trip next year! We’re off to Cambodia for 10 days, I am so excited (not till September, so I have a big wait). Bali looks so nice though, and a friend tells me the diving around Indonesia is amazing.

    • says

      You should totally go to Cambodia!!! Phnom Penh is one of the places to visit on my list, too!! Angkor Wat!!! I think you’ll take fabulous pictures there. I wish I could dive, but I am scared of open water. I don’t know when I can overcome that fear. I would love to be able to go diving in Indonesia!!!

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